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Downpatrick Head

2 miles North of Ballycastle | Co Mayo, Ballycastle, Ireland
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This was an amazing location. Like the Cliffs in someway, but not commercialized at all. It was so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dictator7
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Middletown, New York
Nature at its rugged best.

We visited downpatrick head at about 5pm on a showery blustery weekday. The road from Ballycastle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vanhoobydooby
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Downpatrick Head is a place of spectacular scenic and geological importance. One of the noted locations on the West of Ireland's world renowned "Wild Atlantic Way". A tourist location not to be missed if you are in the area of north Mayo. The sea stack is one of the most photographed cliff areas in Ireland. A note of caution should be stated as the cliffs are extremely high with no barrier protection to preserve the natural views. View with extreme caution especially in windy conditions. Children should be held on to at all times. No dogs allowed. The site can be viewed during daylight hours. The site is free to visit. Donations are possible via our website.
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“the cliff” (23 reviews)
“blow hole” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 miles North of Ballycastle | Co Mayo, Ballycastle, Ireland
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"the cliff"
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"blow hole"
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"wild atlantic way"
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"crashing waves"
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"no dogs allowed"
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"breathtaking views"
in 8 reviews
"mother nature"
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"a bit windy"
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"free attraction"
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"lost their lives"
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"the atlantic ocean"
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"warning signs"
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"ceide fields"
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"scared of heights"
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"watch your step"
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"tour buses"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an amazing location. Like the Cliffs in someway, but not commercialized at all. It was so nice to see something so beautiful without a lot of people around. A must see!

Thank dictator7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited downpatrick head at about 5pm on a showery blustery weekday. The road from Ballycastle to Downpatrick head is a typical country road but wide enough for passing and well signposted. There is a big car park with a tea coffee vendor . Entry...More

Thank vanhoobydooby
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the highlights of my tour along the North West of Ireland. Such an amazing scene awaits you when you reach the cliff edge to see Dun Briste, we stayed for over an hour, just taking in the peaceful, stunning scenery. With...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to visit although a little scary if you are afraid of heights. Downpatrick Head is a short , easy 10 minutes walk from the car park and consists of the blow holes, cliffs and stack.There are no barriers on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Downpatrick Head is a definite must-see ! There are several interesting and historically relevant things to see and the views are stunning! A lovely walk up from the carpark .

Thank 2020vision
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on holiday in July 2018 and what a fantastic visit this was. the sea scape is wild and amazing, great cliffs and views. There we lots of birds nesting on the cliffs and you are so close to them. The area is definitely...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place. Can’t believe I haven’t heard of this place before and I’m from Fermanagh!!! The heads are unreal and the blow hole cave complex are very wow!!! The tea by the sea van is a great wee addition. Highly recommended

Thank Stephen O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to go for a look. Views are amazing. Parking free and easy Free attraction Kids loved it even though it was a bit windy best to hold onto small children tight , no dogs allowed

Thank 728LizzieD123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going along the wild Atlantic way this area stands out as one of the most remarkable. Towering cliffs a blow hole and sea stack make this a don t miss stop. Add to these see st. Patrick statue and the ww2 look out. Have a...More

Thank 734runnerbrady
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Turn right on the approach to Ballycastle from Killala (R314) & drive approx. 4 miles to Downpatrick Head. It’s a pleasant stroll to Dùn Briste Sea Stack passing a fenced off blow hole. Lovely views of the cliff face, nesting birds & the ocean. Be...More

Thank Tigertribal
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Putzy_Putzlman
17 August 2017|
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Response from thepod1981 | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of parking
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Ciara H
7 July 2017|
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Response from Stuart M | Property representative |
Hello Ciara. So sorry for late reply and you may have already visited Down Patrick Head. No problem with small dogs but must be kept on a lead for your safety. Very high cliffs with no safety barriers. We do hope you can... More
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